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Kelsea Ballerini to Hit the Road on Her First Headlining Tour


Platinum-selling country sweetheart Kelsea Ballerini has achieved yet another milestone on her way to superstardom, announcing today (8/1) her first-ever headlining tour — aptly titled THE FIRST TIME Tour.

Named after her critically-acclaimed debut album THE FIRST TIME and kicking off October 21 in Houston, TX, the Black River artist’s nationwide trek will take her record-breaking hits like “Love Me Like You Mean It” and “Dibs” to 10 cities over the 11 dates with additional dates to be announced soon. The tour is set to wrap up with a two-night stand in Las Vegas with special guest Cam in early December. The news comes on the heels of Ballerini’s latest single, the smash “Peter Pan,” entering the Top 10 on both the Billboard Country Airplay and Mediabase radio charts, while its fantasy-themed music video , directed by Kristin Barlowe, nears 10 million views on Vevo.

“I’ve been blessed to open for so many incredible artists and people I admire. Getting to watch their shows and learn more about our craft has inspired me to grow as an artist,” shared Ballerini. “One of the highlights of touring has been meeting fans and creating new relationships along the way. And for that reason, I was inspired to put together my first headlining tour. I can’t wait to get up close and personal with the people who have made the last few years so incredible. See you this fall!”

Tickets for THE FIRST TIME Tour will be available to fan club members beginning Wednesday (8/3) and go on sale to the general public this Friday (8/5) at 10 a.m. local time. A limited number of VIP experiences will also be up for grabs to fan club members starting Wednesday (8/3) at 10 a.m., with non-members joining the sale at noon local time.

Already on the road as part of Rascal Flatts’ RHYTHM & ROOTS Tour, media outlets around the country can’t get enough of Ballerini’s musical style and sparkling personality, raving about recent performances with quotes such as:

“…Ballerini, who has the fresh-faced, doe-eyed enthusiasm of a younger Mandy Moore, impressed with her soulful voice and inviting stage presence…” – The Charlotte Observer

“…Ballerini’s vivacity is almost tangible, and it is easy to see her taking the next steps towards stardom…” – The Plain Dealer

“…Ballerini quickly climbs to top of country music world…” – Albuquerque Journal

Announced dates and cities on Kelsea Ballerini’s THE FIRST TIME Tour:

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Cole Swindell, Jerrod Niemann, Billy Currington, Maddie and Tae and MORE to Play Orlando Benefit Concert #CountryStrong


Billy Currington, Cole Swindell, Easton Corbin, Parmalee and Jerrod Niemann have been added to K92.3’s Country Strong, an Orlando benefit concert for those affected by Sunday’s (6/12) mass shooting (CAT 6/15). They join Maddie & Tae, Tyler Farr, Canaan Smith and Michael Ray on the show, which is being hosted by Cox’s WWKA/Orlando and the cluster’s other properties. “This is going to be a truly amazing show and a much-needed night for this community,” says PD Andrew Bland. “We are incredibly grateful to the artists, labels and managers who are so willing to participate in such a quick timeframe.” Tickets are $20 and available here

Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer announced the formation of the OneOrlando Fund. The purpose of the Fund is to provide a way to help respond to the needs of our community, now and in the time to come, after the effects of the Pulse nightclub tragedy.

The distribution of the funds will be administered by the Central Florida Foundation. The Foundation serves as the region’s community foundation and is home to more than 400 charitable funds.

The Fund will support: Nonprofits that are supporting the victims and families,

• The LGBTQ, Hispanic, faith and other affected communities,

• Underlying causes of this tragic event, and

• Other needs we cannot anticipate until we face them

Keith Urban to Take “ripCord World Tour” to Canada

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Keith Urban has long been hailed as one of the industry’s best live performers who has always given his fans, old and new alike, electrifying and unpredictable shows with eye-popping production and a set list that is saturated with many of his 20 #1 songs.  Electrifying and emotional, fast-paced and unpredictable, Urban’s concerts are an explosive experience, a roller coaster ride that numerous critics have called “concert events not to be missed.”

‘ripCORD World Tour 2016’ with Dallas Smith and special guest Maren Morris, will debut on September 10th, in Vancouver, BC, kicking off the arena leg of the world tour.  The Canadian leg will be highlighted by first time performances in Kelowna and Prince George and the opening of the all-new Rogers Place in Edmonton, where Urban is the first announced artist to be playing the most modern, state-of-the-art building in Canada. In addition the Grammy Award winner will return to Vancouver, Calgary and Saskatoon, the latter of which Urban hasn’t played since 2011.  Previously announced stops include Toronto on July 8th and 9th at the Molson Canadian Amphitheatre.*

On May 6th, Urban will release his eighth studio album RIPCORD, the groundbreaking new album that has already produced Urban’s 19th (“John Cougar, John Deere, John 3:16”), 20th (“Break On Me”) No. 1 songs, as well as his new single “Wasted Time.”  From Pitbull and Nile Rodgers to Carrie Underwood and Dann Huff to Jeff Bhasker, Greg Wells and busbee, Urban’s nearly 18-month journey creating RIPCORD has included some of the most influential and celebrated musicians of our time.

“Our Canadian shows have always been off the hook giant parties,” said Urban. “From the very first shows I ever did, there was a synergy with the audience that’s only grown stronger over the years. I can’t wait to bring the “ripCORD World Tour” to everyone this year.

The ‘ripCORD World Tour 2016’ will now visit three countries, the United States, Canada and Australia.

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Rascal Flatts, Chris Young, Kelsea Ballerini, Thomas Rhett & MORE to Play PCB’s SpringJam this Weekend!


Fresh off their ACM Awards wins, Kelsea Ballerini and Thomas Rhett are set to hit the stage at the inaugural Pepsi SpringJam this weekend in beautiful Panama City Beach, FL. Both artists performed on the top-rated show last night and Rhett’s #1 hit “Die A Happy Man” won “Single Record of the Year,” while Ballerini took home “New Female Vocalist of the Year.” Rhett will headline the Pepsi SpringJam on Friday night at 9:50pm, and Ballerini will perform Saturday evening at 8:20pm.

The three-day extravaganza kicks off Thursday, April 7th at Aaron Bessant Park with headliner Chris Young, who performed his current hit on the awards show last night. Newcomers Cam and Old Dominion also sang their hits on the show, and they will perform Thursday night and Saturday night, respectively.

Rascal Flatts will close out the festival Saturday night, and other artists set to entertain at Pepsi SpringJam include Frankie Ballard, Jerrod Niemann, Bothers Osborne, Mo Pitney, Parmalee, Kirstie Lovelady and more.

Three-day General Admission passes for the family-friendly are $99.00 and children under six are admitted free. Preferred Lodging and VIP packages are also available. For additional information and to purchase tickets, click here.

To learn more about Pepsi SpringJam, including complete artist lineup, directions, parking, lodging and more, visit

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